I try to see it that even lying down and doing nothing is an active choice
on our part. And, from moment to moment as we live out our lives, however short or long they be, every choice we make is like a seed we are planting, a tendency we are strengthening just by exercising it. So I am trying to remember to plant good seeds rather than bad ones,
to little by little exercise wholesome, positive qualities rather than defiled ones,
because every little action we do has an effect, either now, or later on at some stage.
I'm far from perfect in fully practicing this, but I am aware of it,
and it keeps me from doing too
much harm. Even if it just helps keep me out of hell it will have proven it's worth.